What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



September 29, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Michael J. Cooney, Eric M. Ferrante, Jenny L. Holmes, Steven M. Richard, Tina Sciocchetti

Law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators to track location of suspects without warrant violates Fourth Amendment, FTC opens investigations into Equifax breach and Department of Education withdraws Obama-era Title IX Guidance. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

Law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators to track location of suspects without warrant violates Fourth Amendment

In Jones v. United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has held that cellphone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the location data transmitted by their cellphones, and the government’s use of cell-site simulators to obtain that data and to locate suspects without a warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches.—Eric M. Ferrante

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FTC, House committees open investigations into Equifax breach

The hack affected 143 million Americans.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Higher Education

Department of Education withdraws Obama-era Title IX Guidance

DOE issues guidance on Title IX compliance in student sexual misconduct matters, pending its issuance of new regulations.—Michael J. Cooney, Tina Sciocchetti, Steven M. Richard

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